How much does it cost to get A/C installed in the house?

Written by:

Mohammad Bakshayesh

Senior Engineer, Barnet Climate Control

Summer is looming around the corner and you’re thinking about getting air conditioning
installed, but you don’t know how much to budget for it. In this article, we will give you
average costing for air conditioning installation.

Installing air conditioning in the UK has become a necessity due to the summers becoming
increasingly warmer and warmer. It is predicted that by 2050, the average temperature in
the summer in the UK will be around 27*C.
If you’re looking for a consistent room temperature in your home all year round, air
conditioning will be your best bet. Air conditioning prices depend on many factors such as
room size, quality of unit, functionalities, type of unit you want etc.

Average cost for air conditioning installation
Brand: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Model: Premium w/Wi-Fi
Type: Wall Mount

Double Bedroom (12m2) – £1,700 – £1,900
Small Office/Loft – £1,800 – £2,400

Conservatory – £1,800 – £2,400
Open plan living room – £2,400 – £2,850
Standard living room – £2,000 – £2,400

The prices above are average prices that will give you a good ball park figure for how much
you should budget for air conditioning installation. Included in the installation, includes pipe
work up to 15m, insulation for the pipe work, wall brackets or rubber legs for the external
unit to sit on.
Main factors affecting the cost of your air conditioning installation will be:

  • Brand (The top 3 brands are Mitsubishi Heavy, Daikin & Mitsubishi Electric)
  • Size of your rooms
  • How many rooms you want installed

Different types of air conditioning models

There are multiple different types of air conditioning units as each property and individual
will have their own needs. The most common air conditioning units in the UK are wall
units and ducted.

Most new builds and high-end homes will have ducted units as these are the sleekest. They
are hidden behind grills and are hidden. However, it is the most expensive option hence why
most people end up going with a wall mounted unit.

Wall Mounted

Wall mounted unit installed for client with trunking to hide pipe and pump. This is only
required if the pipe run will be going vertical.
Wall mounted units are the most popular units to install in the home due to how easy it is to
install. These units can come in multiple different colours, the main colours being white,
black, red and silver. Most wall mounted units are supplied with Wi-Fi as well.


  • Easy to install, within 4-6 hours
  • Cheapest option on market
  • Doesn’t take up floor space


  • Not discreet compared to ducted units
  • Box type look


Starts from £1,600

Floor Standing Units

Floor standing unit installed for client.

Floor standing units are mainly used when there isn’t space on the wall to install a wall
mounted unit. These units are usually installed in lofts due to the angular shapes that lofts
are built. These units can come in only white different colours and most are supplied with
Wi-Fi as well.


  • Easy maintenance
  • Can replace radiator


  • More expensive than wall mounted
  • Easy access can make it easy target for kids to mess around with

Starts from £1,800.

Ducted Units

Ducted unit e.g. Only the grills are available to see

Ducted units are mainly used for high end homes due to the sleek design and price point.
These units are hidden in the cavity behind the grills and are a fantastic option for those
going through a full refurb.


  • Sleek design
  • Easy maintenance


  • Most expensive option
  • Extra 1-2 days to install

Starts from £2,200.

There is a cooling solution to every home and budget. Whether you need a wall mounted,
floor standing or ducted units, we are here to help you from start to finish.
If you require additional support, feel free to get in touch with our specialists who will guide
you through the best options.

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